Rutger Hauer is a Hobo With a Shotgun

Hot on the news that Robert Rodriguez’s Machete will be released in theaters this September comes word that another fake trailer from the Grindhouse theatrical experience is being made into a feature-length film.

When Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed-up in 2007 to pay tribute to some of their favorite, sleaziest films, they held a contest based out of the South by Southwest Film Festival for aspiring filmmakers to create a fake grindhouse-style trailer of their own.

Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener, John Davies and Rob Cotterill walked away with the top prize — their trailer for the fake film Hobo With a Shotgun was attached to prints of Grindhouse sent to select theaters in Canada in the United States.

Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that a full-length version of the trailer has begun filming — and director Jason Eisener has brought along a new friend.

Replacing David Brunt in the role of The Hobo will be the legendary Rutger Hauer. (That’s right, everybody’s favorite hitchhiker.)

The Buzz: A new grindhouse-style film is always a good thing and Eisener, in his short trailer, showed he has a fun style that could translate to a great experience for film fans. With Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun both a go, how much longer do we have to wait before we get full-length versions of the rest of Grindhouse‘s fake trailers — Rob Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the SS, Edgar Wright’s Don’t and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving?

More importantly, will we get a fresh new batch of fake trailers with the release of Machete or Hobo With a Shotgun?

Also, I’m sure I’m not the only one who wouldn’t mind a proper Region 1 release of the full Grindhouse experience — trailers and all — on DVD and Blu-ray.

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